Choi Siwon has been busy promoting his latest Chinese movie “Dragon Blade” along with co-stars Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Lin Peng and Mika Wang. The cast visited Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand in the span of one week, flying in Jackie Chan’s personal jet.
Shedding his clean cut idol image and sporting a beard for the film, Siwon transforms himself into Yin Po, a military guard on the western frontier. Running around in heavy armor costume, the tough time helped Siwon tone his physique as he filmed under the relentless desert sun.
At a media conference in Singapore last week, Siwon urged others to catch the film when it is released by professing his love “I love Singapore.” Like the rest of the cast, he enjoyed working with Jackie Chan, and “because he protects and takes care of everyone, we affectionately call him Big Brother.” Siwon was also gifted a rare T-shirt by the film’s director Daniel Lee for the former’s extra efforts in practicing his Mandarin lines until he nailed the pronunciation.
What a gentleman! Siwon helping to fill the glass for co-star Mika Wang.
Siwon scores a perfect ten in this dashing black outfit and a warm smile for the photographer.
Siwon was sighted translating for John Cusack throughout the media conference. The conference was hosted in a mix of English and Mandarin.
A group photo before the media conference comes to an end.
Siwon gives his director Jackie Chan a good shoulder massage at the Gala Premier.
More skinship between one of Korea’s hottest men and one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated martial arts actor-director.
Siwon mischievously painted a silver tooth while inking his signature on the film’s poster.
The film will be simultaneously released across Asia on February 19 during the Lunar New Year festive period and is expected to open in Korea on March 12.
Thanks to Encore Films for inviting Soompi to cover the media conference and gala premier.